3.4 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes the East Bay

A 3.4 magnitude earthquake struck near Piedmont early Wednesday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The temblor, which hit at 4:42 a.m. and was initially classified as a 3.7 magnitude quake, was centered 1.9 miles north of Piedmont, 2.5 miles east-southeast of Berkeley and 3.2 miles east-northeast of Emeryville, the USGS reported.

People reported feeling the earthquake in cities such as Hayward, Orinda, Berkeley, San Francisco, Redwood City and San Jose.

At least two nearby aftershocks — magnitudes 2.05 and 1.91 — struck minutes after the 3.4 magnitude temblor.

Elizabeth Chavolla

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